Wheat-free oatmeal raisin cookies and cherry cookies are both good spelt cookie recipes. Spelt flour replaces traditional flour in both recipes making them good choices for people who do not eat flour.
Make spelt oatmeal raisin cookies using 1 1/2 cups spelt flour combined with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Mix these together in a large bowl. Mash 1 cup banana in a separate bowl. Add 3/4 cups brown sugar, 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon maple syrup to the mashed banana.
Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir well. Once combined, fold in 1/2 cup raisins and 1 3/4 cup rolled oatmeal. Drop the cookie mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet using a tablespoon or small scoop. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes or until the cookies are light brown. Cool completely on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container.
Make cherry spelt cookies by mixing together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup soy margarine. Mix until creamy. Add egg whites, and continue to mix until incorporated. Use a separate bowl to mix 1 cup spelt flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients, and add them to the creamed mixture.
Once combined, add 1 cup dried cherries. Mix well. Use a teaspoon to drop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 minutes. Cool completely before storing in a canister or airtight cookie jar.